As a solo traveler getting selfies can be tricky, especially if, like me, you are not a fan of selfie sticks. From trial and error I have come up with a few tips which work for me. Feel free to add some of your own in the comments section, I'm always keen to hear handy tips.
|Puhoi River New Zealand I took this photo with my arm extended on a kayaking trip. Yep, too many wrinkles! |
|Den Gamle By, Denmark. This photo was taken by a kindly stranger|
Use the timer
This is my second favourite way to include myself in a photo. Most cameras have a timer option nowadays so this is easy to do after a bit of practice. Just find a ledge or stable spot to place your camera, carefully work out the shot you want, set the timer and get into position Voila!
|I used a timer to take this shot at Katherine Gorge, Northern Territory, Australia. |
Employ reflective surfaces
Mirrors, sculptures, water - anything with a reflective surface can be used to put yourself in the shot
|Lisbon, Portugal. This was an early, and less than successful, attempt to use a reflective surface, partly because the surface was mirror tiled and not very clean. Lesson learned - examine the surface first.|
Ask Fellow Travelers to oblige
This is never a problem. I have done a lot of traveling alone but have also traveled as a solo in a group. If you offer to take someone's photo they will always take yours in return.
|This photo was taken by a fellow traveler on a tour of Turkey . I like this photo because although I am there it is the setting that counts|